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The Resource Natural law and human rights : toward a recovery of practical reason, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph C. Hancock ; foreword by Daniel J. Mahoney

Natural law and human rights : toward a recovery of practical reason, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph C. Hancock ; foreword by Daniel J. Mahoney

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Natural law and human rights : toward a recovery of practical reason
Title
Natural law and human rights
Title remainder
toward a recovery of practical reason
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Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph C. Hancock ; foreword by Daniel J. Mahoney
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Pierre Manent is one of France's leading political philosophers. This first English translation of his profound and strikingly original book La loi naturelle et les droits de l'homme is a reflection on the central question of the Western political tradition. In six chapters, developed from the prestigious Étienne Gilson lectures at the Institut Catholique de Paris, and in a related appendix, Manent contemplates the steady displacement of the natural law by the modern conception of human rights. He aims to restore the grammar of moral and political action, and thus the possibility of an authentically political order that is fully compatible with liberty rightly understood. Manent boldly confronts the prejudices and dogmas of those who have repudiated the classical and (especially) Christian notion of "liberty under law" and in the process shows how groundless many contemporary appeals to human rights turn out to be. Manent denies that we can generate obligations from a condition of what Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau call the "state of nature," where human beings are absolutely free, with no obligations to others. In his view, our ever-more-imperial affirmation of human rights needs to be reintegrated into what he calls an "archic" understanding of human and political existence, where law and obligation are inherent in liberty and meaningful human action. Otherwise we are bound to act thoughtlessly and in an increasingly arbitrary or willful manner. Natural Law and Human Rights will engage students and scholars of politics, philosophy, and religion, and will captivate sophisticated readers who are interested in the question of how we might reconfigure our knowledge of, and talk with one another about, politics" --
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Manent, Pierre
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1960-
  • 1951-
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  • Mahoney, Daniel J.
  • Hancock, Ralph C.
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Catholic ideas for a secular world
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  • Natural law
  • Human rights
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Human rights
  • Law
  • Natural law
  • Political science
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Natural law and human rights : toward a recovery of practical reason, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph C. Hancock ; foreword by Daniel J. Mahoney
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
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xxvi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780268107215
Lccn
2019054504
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1117315373
Label
Natural law and human rights : toward a recovery of practical reason, Pierre Manent ; translated by Ralph C. Hancock ; foreword by Daniel J. Mahoney
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780268107215
Lccn
2019054504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1117315373

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